The Surprising Novel That Got Kim Stanley Robinson Interested in Science Fiction

Kim Stanley Robinson is a legend of science fiction. He's best known as the author of the Hugo-winning Mars series (Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars), the Three Californias trilogy, and alternate history novel The Years of Rice and Salt. This year he published one of his masterworks, the novel 2312, about what… » 7/13/12 4:02pm 7/13/12 4:02pm

Plans for Space-Age Chemosphere on Display in Los Angeles

From now until October 12, Los Angeles-based io9ers can view architect John Lautner's original designs for the Chemosphere and other modernistic buildings at the Hammer Museum. Built in the Hollywood Hills in 1960, the space-age Chemosphere house looks like a flying saucer on its launching pad, perched atop a 30' pole… » 8/13/08 1:00pm 8/13/08 1:00pm